OK, let the Nick Plonto bashing commence, but last night was one of the most pathetic displays of middle infield in the history of major league baseball. Three times in two nights the Twins have botched ROUTINE double play balls (and twice in probably three weeks Cuddy has decided that he is going to try to pick the ball at first instead of just making sure to stop it, and twice the ball has gotten past him and a run scored). The shortstop Hardy had an error last night, too.
So, let the Nick Plonto bashing begin, but this is not "Twins" baseball, this kicking and flinging the ball all over the field. Plonto would be a much better choice in the middle, and any time you are given a chance to make two outs you have to make the two outs.
Last night is the kind of loss that could send a team spiraling.